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a task force to prevent the kind of mass shooting that took the lives of 26 people in newtown connecticut. he wants to set up proposals for a task force in january. coming up at 4:42 we will go live in newtown connecticut and we will hear about a special tribute and how the gunman's mother spent her last days. >>> the state public utility commission will find out how they will pay to get hundreds. they are looking to get upgrades after the deadly explosion and fire. pg&e should have been maintaining those pipes and a judge agreed and asked to pay 50% of the costs and they must approve that idea. >>> a new audit of the parking system showed it held on to 3 $16,000 it should have refunded. state lawmakers should have given back over payments. they claim they did not know about the law and they will refunds $200 or more. drivers can apply for smaller refunds which most other cities refund smaller payments. let's go to sal with our first look at traffic. sal? >>> traffic is looking good and we are expecting it to start getting lighter for the holidays and any day now could be the day. at the
can no longer sit back to allow massacres like the one in connecticut to keep taking place. >> i will use all powers of this office to help advance efforts aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. we won't prevent them all, but that can't be an excuse not to try. >> the president says he supports a limit on high capacity clips and more stringent background checks and noted a culture glorifying gun asks violence must be examined and access to mental health care >> connecticut medical skmer wants to research adam lanza's brain to dempl if there are identifiable diseases associated with the violent behaveo, family and friends held funeral services for four students and the principal and steecher. soto died protecting her students. some escaped uninjured. one mourner who knew soto says she's not surprised by the bravery. >> there are good people out there. here being one of the best. and god bless her for being able to do what she did. because i don't know if i would have. >> the students will return to class in january, joined by retired principal donna page, returning to her o
of perspective about what's important. >> president obama's call to action following the deadly connecticut massacre. the president says this time washington will not just talk about tackling gun violence. he urged congress to vote early next year on an assault weapons ban, a ban on high-cast ammunition clips and to -- -- high-capacity ammunition clips, and to close the gun loophole so all purchasers are subject to background checks. >> the fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing. the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce the violence and prevent the very worst violence. that's why i've asked the vice president to lead an effort that includes members might have cabinet and outside organizations to come up with a set of concrete proposals no later than january, proposals that i then intend to push without delay. >> the president said that he will make very specific proposals once he gets the recommendations next month. on friday, the nra will hold its first news conference since the elementary school shoo
month. >>> newtown connecticut will bury three more children after what triggered last week's deadly school shooting. the gunman's home is still a crime scene and they have removed boxes of evidence from there. we learned just days before the shooting the mother had been on vacation alone at a resort in new hampshire. she returned home one day before the shooting rampage. the school shooting has renewed calls for gun control. coming up, a new pole shows how americans feel about that issue after the tragedy in newtown. >>> and today mayor ed lee will introduce legislation aimed at reducing gun violence. blakely is one of two teens who died in the bay view last weekend. he called the deaths horrible and met with faith leaders to discuss how to reduce the violence. there have been 60 homicides in san francisco compared to 50 this time last year. >>> time is now 5:06 sal is coming back getting you out the door this morning, so far so good. >>> yes, it looks good, dave and torii, it is a nice drive, there are no major problems as you drive through. if you will be on the east shore freeway
'll be talking to in the next three hours. congresswoman rosa from connecticut. nobody can speak more poignantly or directly about what happened almost a week ago now in newtown, connecticut. we'll also be joined by senator tom udall from new mexico and with the report out which blasts the state department for not doing good enough job to protect our personnel in benghazi, joe cirincione, our foreign policy guru will be here as well. we'll get right into it. president obama's big announcement at the white house briefing room yesterday. but first... >> this is the "full court press." >> here are the other things you need to know before you head out the door this morning. you wouldn't think you would ever hear steven spielberg call chris christie one of his heroes but the liberal hollywood heavyweight praised him as one of his personal heroes saying christie was able to put politics aside for the greater good during hurricane sandy and that was really telling about him and what he did was right and he did it right at the end
recently in connecticut. >> parents must come get your children to sign out this is added a precaution to insure that students arrive home safely. >>reporter: when you read that what do you think? >> i actually got a phone call first i was a little bit panicked. because of things last week, the campus and then in connecticut. so we whir worried. and it's scary because it was happening school after school. it is very scary. >>reporter: the parents also have to wait quite a while to collect their children. there was a long line of parents and i can tell you that a spokesperson said that this was a precaution. just to make sure that everybody is okay. reportingscott rates is live at john f kennedy middle school. >>pam: thank you, scott. developing news tonight. a shooting on a south bay freeway. sky-7 hd, abc 7 news. this closed the complete not far away, but un-related to the freeway shooting, a pre-school was locked down for several hours this afternoon. this is video from sky-7 hd, abc 7 news. the 'good samaritan' preschool near cupertino village, and the surrounding neighborhood, was
before she died. i want to bring in lieutenant paul vance with the connecticut state police. he's the lead spokes man, you've seen him speaking many times. it's been a very difficult job to have to update the world on what he knows. he joins me on the phone now with the latest. i appreciate it, we all do because everyone wants to understand what happened here. we have confirmed as you just heard, that nancy lanza was away in the days before the shooting. what can you tell us about her relationship with her son? >> i think what's important is to make sure that everyone understands that our investigators, our state police detectives have to take every piece of information and confirm it. ensure that it's totally accurate, and totally pristine and without error before we can come out publicly and state it. therefore, we haven't really come out and stated anything too too much relative to the relationship with the shooter, prior to the catastrophe that happened at the school. >> all right and i understand that. we don't want you to rush it, then have to change what you say, so i do
". >> larry: on to the latest headlines from newtown, connecticut. four victims were buried today. paul simon sang at funeral of vicky soto. also, first graders and the school principal who was killed as she tried to stop the gunman in the early moments of attack. joe biden will be leading the push for stricter gun laws. we'll have more on the president's actions later on. today in oakland the community came together during a special mass for the victims. nick smith was there. >> archbishop and cathedral of price the light led the mass. they gathered to remember the victims and families touched by the school shooting in connecticut. >> as we reach for our brothers and sisters taken from us by a sudden and violent death. >> more than 200 listened for the need of prayer and looking for answers. >> a wreath in memory of sandy hook elementary was hung and names read aloud. those i spoke with they don't know the victims but it made them feel spiritedly connected. they were here to heal. >> encouragement to the family of those that lost their loved ones. just to know that god is still the head of o
in connecticut and what they hope their actions will inspire. >> a family with a month old baby and no place to stay. the struggle to find housing for bay area families in need. >> the senator versus hollywood. why diane feinstein is outraged. vze=< >>> a moving tribute in oakland for victims on the other side of the country. more than 200 people gathered to pray at cathedral of christ the light for the sandy hook shooting victims. a group of kindergarten through eighth grade choir students sang before and after the services. the archbishop placed a wreath of 28 yellow roses for those who were killed last week. >>> tonight a religious community that has also experienced a shooting rampage is remembering the victims mourners say this tragedy transcends all religions. >> reporter: this is a sikh congregation of a thousand members which paused to reflect on connecticut's loss. their language not understood by all, but the emotions are universal. members of the sikh community tonight mourned the young ones just like god himself. they are not political. they don't pick fights. that what makes you
for the president asked him to chair in response to the school tragedy in connecticut. the vice president is expected to meet with law enforcement leaders from across the country. president obama announced new gun policy task force yesterday. stay with abc7 news coming up, we go live to connecticut for more on the vice president's meetings today. plus, how the sandy hook community is continuing to grieve. >>> new in concord, police investigating robbery at popular mall it happened in the parking lot of the sun valley mall near the macy's store 7:30 last night. a came came at her from behind pressed what she thinks was a gun against the back of her head and demanded money. >>> in the south bay, authorities are trying to find the gunman who opened fire on uniformed marine driving down a freeway. someone shot at the moving car on highway 85 in cupertino around 1 yesterday afternoon chp and sheriff's office trying to determine if the bullets were fired by someone on 85 or from the side of the freeway. u.s. marine recruiter was driving the car with government license plates he was not injured.
linked to the connecticut shootings, they reacted. and so did the private equity firm that made the investment. and it underscores just how easy it is to assume someone else has vetted investments made on behalf of employee groups. maggie ellis, a california teacher, active in state and local teacher organizations, had no idea her pension funds were going to freedom group-- gun makers, including one that made the assault rifle used to kill 20-children and six adults in connecticut, last friday. assault weapons are outlawed in california. ellis is not alone. a lot of people didn't know. it's led california's treasurer bill lockyer to criticize the investment saying teacher retirements "should not be invested in guns illegal in california. these weapons have no place in our communities. our families and children are safer without them." "is it possible to vette everyone? no. but you should be able to research hot-button issues and hot-button companies." ellis says the teachers relied on private equity firm cerberus capital to manage more than a half-billion dollars of retirement
the mother of the gunman in the quit school shooting. the -- in the connecticut school shooting and the tremendous support for the victims and the community of newtown. >>> edging closer to the fiscal cliff, the vote happening today and the expected result. >>> good thursday morning. starting off very cold. 20s, 30s and 40s. coming up we'll take a look at the forecast temperature in your neighborhood and when major rain returns to the bay area forecast. >>> time now, 7:14. we know more this morning about a report on tuesday about a man with a gun at san jose city college. the information was second- hand. the campus police say a man called them tuesday afternoon, said a stranger came up to them, said he had seen a man with a gun. the school was put on lockdown for three hours while the police searched for the gunman. police say they did not find a weapon but say the caller did the right thing by reporting that incident. >>> 7:14. the community of newtown, connecticut will bury three more children today as investigators continue to search for clues. yesterday, investigators remov
with assistance from other agencies outside the state of connecticut. >> thank you very much. we appreciate your time. up next, the controversy of report i reporting the mental health of the shooter. what -- syndrome and autism has to do with the story and in a story with so much horror, we're going to introduce you to man who has to go to work each day and relive it over and over again to do something that gives some closure perhaps. a start of closure to the families and breaking today, three state department officials resign following the investigation into the attack on the american consulate in benghazi. nature valley granola thins pack the big taste of granola and dark chocolate into one perfect square, under 100 calories. nature valley granola thins. [ sniffs ] i took dayquil but my nose is still runny. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't treat that. really? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ breathes deeply ] awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] yes, it is. we are
connecticut. it's become for all the wrong reasons, main street usa. that may change. plenty of news on that subject tonight with president obama laying out a plan of action today and the nra planning to speak on that later this week. for now, though, fell of this town are focusing on the moment. they're not even focusing on the day but minute by minute. they are tending to the sadly duty they have to bury the dead and to remember and to honor. daniel barden was always smiling and had two front teeth missing. which his parents say he earned in his fearless pursuit of fun and happiness. his dad was a musician and he followed his lead by playing the drums. his family described him as a thoughtful and affectionate boy. whenever he noticed kids sitting alone in the runch room at school, he would join them. in an interview, his dad remembers teaching him to play "jingle bells" on the way to school. >> we held hands on the way to the bus. and that was our last morning together. he did get up early that morning and ran down the driveway so he could kiss his brother good-bye in his pajamas.
. that's all for us tonight. we are once again in the old town hall in newtown connecticut. it's become for all the wrong reasons, main street usa. that may change. may yet become the road to a new consensus on preventing the next deadly outbreak of gun violence. plenty of news on that subject tonight with president obama laying out a plan of action today and the nra planning to speak on that later this week. for now, though, fell of this -- people focus onned on the moment. not living day by day, but for the families living in some case, hour by hour, minute by minute, second by second even. they are tending to the sadly duty they have to bury the dead and to the duty we all have to honor and to remember. daniel barden was just 7, always smiling, had two front teeth missing, which his parents say he earned in his fearless pursuit of fun and happiness. his dad was a musician and he followed his lead by playing the drums. in a mini band he forms with his older brother and sister. his family described him as a thoughtful and affectionate boy. whenever he noticed kids sitting alone in the
continues for the newtown, connecticut, massacre. new information this morning that gunman adam lanza apparently wanted to become a marine. dan bury news types reports that if it didn't happen he wanted to join another branch of the military, but his mother squashed those plans because lanza didn't like to be touched. profeelers and jennegeneticists are -- he's studied the psychology of mass killers and terrorists and wrote about the similarities in the new york times op ed. good morning. >> thanks for having me. >> your piece was titled "what drives suicidal mass killers" and you wrote for years the conventional wisdom has been that suicide terrorists are rational political actors while suicidal rampage shooters are meanta willy disturbed loners, but they have far more in common than recognized. >> they have a tremendous amount in common. underneath it all is the desire to kill and be killed, but really, i point to three major factors, mental illness and suicidal desires, perceived victimization. they feel that their pain is someone else's fault or they've been oppressed and bullied
mentioning what happened in newtown, connecticut, the unimaginable tragedy that everybody's been talking about nationally. i think it's important that everybody take notice that the teachers at that school and the officers that responded did so as we've been training since columbine also here in san francisco and i think were it not for the heroic efforts of both the teachers and officers that that tragedy would have been way worse. the teachers, instead of evacuating and emptying those kids into the hallway, secured in place which kept them safe. actually it cost some of the teachers their lives, god bless them, and then the police officers as you saw them come on scene went straight into the school, which is exactly what san francisco police officers would do when there's the immediate imnepblt danger of serious danger of death, active shooter we'll go straight in. it's our job to put ourselves in harm's way and the cops in connecticut did that. on a very different note -- oh, i'm sorry -- we will be reinitiating our active shooter training that most of us that have been in the dep
shooting and the neighborhood burglaries. in new town, connecticut today. more tears. and more heartbreak. as three more students and a teacher who all died in the massacre at sandy hook elementary. were laid to rest. one of those victims. 27-year- old victoria soto. died while shielding children from the gunfire. her family says, she was committed to her students. earlier tonight. members of several nearby communities gathered at western connecticut state university in danbury. for the "tribute to new town". a special event of support for the grieving town. in his initial remarks about the shooting which took the lives of 20-school children. president obama promised meaningful action to prevent gun violence. today. he took the first step toward that goal. grant lodes is standing by with more on that. grant ? return to index of stories... president obama talking tough this morning.about the need to reduce gun voilence.especially mass shootings like the one we just saw. and today we learned vice president joe biden will lead a task force that will present a set of gun control recommendatio
new gun restrictions in the wake of the connecticut school shooting. >>> hello, and welcome. this is al-jazeera, live from doha. fine for manipulating interest rates, ubs must pay $1.5 billion. south korea telex its first female president. she has pledged to help the ailing economy. >>> u.s. president barack obama says he wants concrete proposals on gun control presented to him by the end of next month. >> after the school shooting and connecticut, president obama said he was prepared to put the full weight of his office behind this issue. we now know how he plans to do that. these are the victims, three more children buried in newtown, conn., today, a teacher who tried to save them laid to rest as well. now politicians are talking about how to prevent another mass killing of children in their classrooms. >> we have a deep obligation, all of us, to try. >> not president obama has put vice president joe biden in charge, saying that he will outline his proposals next month. >> the good news is there is a growing consensus to build on, with a majority of support banning the sal
community of newtown, connecticut, mourned the young teacher who died trying to protect her first grade class, while school districts across the country are now beefing up security. in the wake of this tragedy, schools nationwide are grappling with the difficult questions about keeping their students safe, including the debate over arming teachers with guns. here's alex perez. >> reporter: she came face to face with unthinkable horror and fought to save her first graders. laid to rest today, 27-year-old sandy hook teacher vicki soto. those remembers her we're green ribb ribbons, her favorite color. her sister jillian, already know what the world is remembering, saying you have been a hero to me for a lot longer than five days. you've been my big sister, the one i've always looked up to. among the mourners, family friend musician paul simon who performed "the sound of silence." soto did everything she could to keep her school family safe and worried teachers across the country are desperately working to make sure another sandy hook never happens again. at middleton elementary in chicago,
of 26 people in newtown connecticut. the president wants a set of concrete proposals from the task force by january. stay with us for continuing coverage of the newtown connecticut shooting and we will go back live to newtown where more funerals are being held today and the investigation continues. we will also hear new details about how the mother of the gunman spent her last days. >>> the legal battle over the artist kinkaid has been settled between his estranged wife and girlfriend. we still don't know whether the widow or girlfriend will inherit kinkaid's mansion and warehouse of paintings. his girlfriend claims it was hers because of a barely legible note. kinkaid by the i was separated from his wife. >>> and chevron has a plan to repair accrued oil unit damaged by the blast. he wants to -- they want to use chrome all lloyd to fix the pipes. they say it meets the industry standards but there are those who disagree with that and instead they want them to use a type of stainless steel pipe. they are granting them permission to repair the pipes. >>> they will look into how much pg&e cu
evening, again, everyone. we're here live at the town hall in newtown, connecticut. it has become for all the wrong reasons main street usa. that may all change. plenty of news on that subject tonight with president obama laying out a plan of action today an the national rifle association planning to speak on that later this week. for now, people here are focused firmly on the moment, not each living day by day, but for the survivors, the families living hour by hour, minute by minute, second by second even. they are tending to the heart wrenching duty they have to bury the dead, and the duty we all have to remember and honor. daniel barden was just seven but called the spark of his family. always smiling. and had two front teeth missing. daniel's dad is a musician, and daniel followed his lead by playing the drums in a mini band he formed with his older brother and sister. his family describes daniel as a thoughtful and affectionate boy. whenever he saw kids sitting alone in the lunchroom in school he would join him. in an interview with katie couric, his dad, mark, remembers teaching hi
? >> and how the school shooting in connecticut inspires random acts of kindness. >> and it's supposed to do a body good but is it bad to drink too much milk? why there's a new recommended limit. ,, ,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,, massive police response triggered by a report of a gunman on a ba >>> they learned some good lessons. >> new details on a massive police response triggered by a report of a gunman on a bay area college campus. and why those in charge say they could have done better. the san jose city college campus was locked down for hours. no gunman was found. cbs 5 reporter mark sayre tells us some valuable lessons were learned. >> reporter: when the call reporting a gunman on the san jose city college campus came into the campus police dispatch office, there was no way to know if the call was a hoax or the real thing. but campus police chief says in this day and age launching a full response and locking down buildings is the only choice. >> you have to take every call seriously, whether it ends up being unfounded or a prank or a joke or being the real thing. every call that's potentially v
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in newtown, connecticut, the community is coping with a steady stream of funeral processions. rene marsh has the story from newtown. >> another day brings heartbreaking funerals in a town try to figure out how to heal. >> the teachers in the sandy hook are struggling. >> thursday, more children including a six year-old will be laid to rest. they bid farewell to 27 year-old, victoria soto (music) >> paul simon, a family friend of soto perform " sound of silence" wednesday night, 3000 people gathered at western connecticut university for a tribute to the victims. the tragedy has been national debate over gun control. president obama is pledging to take action. the newtown united, a new form a group is calling for sensible gun legislation. >> we have 20 children that we are burying. >> we have learned that the day before her death, she just returned from a short trip to a luxury resort in new hampshire. in recent years she felt comfortable about leaving her son at home non-supervised. >> we're all going to continue to keep you updated with chilly conditions in the north bay. mid upper 20s. the
shooting last week. >> after the school shooting in connecticut, president barack obama said he is prepared to put the full weight of his office behind this issue. these are the victims. three more children. in newtown, connecticut w ednesday. politicians are discussing how to prevent another mass killing in their classrooms. >> we have an obligation to try. >> he has put his vice president in charge with coming up with suggestions. >> there is already a growing consensus. in majority of americans support banning the sale of military-style assault weapons, a majority of americans support banning the sale of high capacity ammunition clips. >> the president is not saying that he is considering laws that would get rid of the 200 million guns that are already owned in the u.s. most of the pro-gun rights congressman have stayed quiet in the last few days but some are starting to come out to say they will fight any legislation. >> no, they will not fix it. >> people believe for the first time in a very long time this mass shooting, more than the others, can force congress to act. >> i think peopl
, the connecticut shooting investigation appears to be moving into a new phase at one crime scene. stand by. >>> a blizzard, rain, and high winds. a winter storm is on the move and holiday travel potentially could be taking a big hit. information you need to know. >>> and a new hollywood film about the hunt for osama bin laden is getting a terrible review from three united states senators. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." right now, the house of representatives is getting closer to a showdown vote on the house speaker's plan to avoid that so-called fiscal cliff. it's a high stakes bargaining chip in the negotiations with president obama and it comes only 12 days before automatic tax hikes and spending cuts go into effect. that could take a painful toll on the u.s. economy. let's go to capitol hill. our senior congressional correspondent dana bash is standing by with the latest. dana? >> reporter: well, wolf, the vote that the speaker calls plan b is about an hour away. we're told that republican leaders at this hour are still twisting arms, republican arms to make sure that
of funeral processions will roll through newtown, connecticut. among yesterday's good-byes, family and friends gathered in honor of 27-year-old victoria soto, the teacher killed while trying to shield her young first grade students from a barrage of bullets. paul simon was there to sing soto's favorite song "the sound of silence." meanwhile, the family of 6-year-old victim noah pozner said someone they didn't know was soliciting donations in noah's memory. the official-looking website has since been transferred to the family. >>> new details are emerging about the whereabouts of nancy lanza in the days leading up to the massacre. nbc news learned nancy was on vacation in new hampshire wednesday and thursday of last week, according to a family friend. the friend didn't know where she was staying and couldn't confirm whether she had left adam home alone. >>> now here's your "first look" at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. director steven spielberg attended a screening of his film "lincoln" for a bipartisan group of senators in hopes of bringing them together in talks on the
. >> ifill: we sit down with retiring connecticut senator joe lieberman, the democrat turned independent reflects on the tragedy in his home state and his 24 years in u.s. senate. >> there is reason for people to be angry skeptical and cynical about t willingss or capacity of congress to act or stop mass violence in our country. >> woodruff: and kwame holman remembers conservative jurist former solicitor general and failed supreme court nominee robert h. bork. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> support also comes from >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: the school shootings that shook the nation sparked a new call to action at the white house today. the president vowed to have proposals ready for the new congress that convenes next month. somber scenes of mourning played out once again today in newtown, conn
, or any of the other issues at issue in the connecticut shooting last week. at that same pros conference where he demanded gun control proposal, president blasting speaker of the house john boehner or only wants to raise taxes on millionaires. >> if you look at what the speaker has proposed, he has conceded that income tax rates should go up, right now he only wants them to go up for millionaires, if you make 900,000, he thinks you can't afford to pay more in taxes, but principal that rating are going up he has conceded. lou: you recall that president obama spent much of the past year, or year and a half, calling for higher taxes on millionaires and billion airs, the concessions that president referred to, leaving to more demands on the part of the president rather than a deal, congresswoman diane black is a member of the budget committee and joining us, and alter lapert is joining us and white wash over who is responsible for the benghazi terrorist attack continues in a brand-new, allegedl,ed inde independent re, sponsored by the state department. president obama today, said after last
the attorney general is set to head to newtown, connecticut, today after meeting with vice president joe biden at 1:00. but don't expect to see him. this is not a public event. the attorney general has scheduled to apparently meet with some of the law enforcement officials in that town and then also with some of the first responders who were the first people to enter the sandy hook elementary school and discover the carnage there that ended up being the loss of 20 children and six adults in that school and then, of course, the mother of the killer who was shot in her bed and the killer himself. the attorney general apparently is not traveling with any other senior justice officials to newtown. he will also not be attending any of the funerals or the memorials. and again, you will not be seeing the pictures of him. there's no plan for this to be anything public other than these meetings he's going to have with those law enforcement officials. but, of course, this is a day of more farewells in newtown. six, six funerals in this tiny community, six visitations also. so 12 services. these people b
saying the connecticut shooting changed the political landscape. today, the president joined the chorus. the president said washington won't just talk about tackling gun violence. >> this is a team that has a tas tok pull together real reforms, right now. >> the president urged congress to vote on an assault weapons ban, a ban on ammunition clips and close the gun show loophole so hall would be subject to background checks. >> the task force will recommend policies beyond gun conroll. >> we're going to need to make access to mental health care. >> the president hoping to seize this moment of heightened public awareness to push washington to change. >> if there is one thing we should have after this week, it should be a sense of perspective about what is important. >> his announcement is quieting criticism from within the president's ranks. one congressman whose husband was killed now he'll feels the president is showing leadership. but+ús gun regulations will no doubt meet with resistance from the nra, so far has not commented since the connecticut shooting. but has scheduled a news c
in connecticut. >> reporter:iziúk good morning. we are expecting more funeral processions to roll through town. that as the president is endorsing sweeping new gun restrictions. ♪ ♪ ♪ amazing grace ♪ >> reporter: tears flowed freely neighboring communities came together for a tribute to newtown. >> benjamin, one of the greatest in heaven. processions seemed to spread across connecticut for the shooting victims, both children and adults, more than 100 firefighters honored young daniel who wanted to grow up to be one of them. >> upsetting that these young kids had their lives taken from them so early. >> reporter: mourners paid respect to teacher and principal. >> i think any teacher would do what she did. and not blink and just do whatever had to be done to protect those children. >> reporter: a rebirth of sorts also underway at a new school. some got their first look at their new classrooms on loan from a neighboring town. ç,dÑz principal taking the helm will come out of retirement as former sandy hook principal in washington, president obama issued resounding call to action. >> the
to the tragedy in connecticut and wanting to have the appropriate amount of time after susan rice withdrew her name with respect to state. they want to do more than one of these appointments at the same time, and so chuck hagel is really the target of a lot of criticism. >> you've got several other things happening. the benghazi hearings. the fact that hillary clinton unexpectedly ill, the concussion. not present for any handoff, for any nomination. there was talk of just nominating senator kerry to be secretary of state without doing the whole national security team, but then there is the funeral at the national cathedral tomorrow, tomorrow morning, for senator inhowe, that will involve all of his former colleagues in the white house as well. kelly, it looks like everything is coming together. the perfect storm to not get anything done. >> harry reid was saying very bluntly don't blame senator inhowhe. they take that very seriously. in honor of his long service. also, as a friend. they actually lost someone who they've worked with for decades. they say this is an appropriate. it could take so
. rick reichmuth, thank you. >> reporter: you bet. ♪ megyn: well n connecticut new developments today in the investigation into the sandy hook elementary school tragedy. the state's chief medical examiner is now asking a geneticist at the university of connecticut to contribute to this investigation into the shooter. the 20-year-old lanza last week shot 20 children and 6 adults at a school in newtown, connecticut. he also killed his mother that morning and then, ultimately, turned the gun on himself as police moved in. we are also hearing that attorney general eric holder will travel to connecticut tomorrow to meet with investigators as we get reports that police are running into brick walls in their search for a motive. just ahead, world-renowned forensic pathologist michael baden who was part of the reinvestigation of the jfk assassination just to name one -- he gave testimony at the murder trial of o.j. simpson -- he'll be here live to talk about why a geneticist has joined this case and what he could possibly do. >>> well, yesterday hundreds of mourners paid their respects to one
the fiscal cliff. >>> another day of painful goodbyes in newtown, connecticut. for the fourth straight day funerals of children gone far too soon. >>> among our guests this morning, we'll be talking to senator richard blumenthal, senator johnny isaacson, congressman peter king. it's thursday, december 20th, and "starting point" begins right now. >>> good morning, welcome, everybody. the first significant winter storm of the season is our starting point this morning. it threatens to derail some holiday travel plans for maybe millions of americans along with the snow. there's also a threat of tornados in the south. the governor of wisconsin has declared a state of emergency even before the storm hits. six states across the midwest are under blizzard warnings. the system stretches all the way from the great lakes to colorado. the rocky mountain state already taking a big beating. 156-mile stretch of interstate 70 had to be shut down yesterday because of the snow. it reopened late last night. >>> this morning, 36,000 people are without power in the state of iowa. lots of folks hoping to get a
like the shooting in newton, connecticut. >> if there is one thing we can do to prevent any of these events, we have a obligation to try. >> the president said vice president joe biden will head the effort and come up with a list of proposals by january. president obama called on congress to reinstate a assault weapons ban. >>> reaction to president obama's pledge today was quick and mixed. ktvu's mike mibach is in oakland with the push by the state to keep guns away from certain people. >> reporter: getting guns out of the hands of the mentally disabled has been a big issue. >> reporter: side by side with agents last month we were there as they confiscated guns from those deemed to have a mental disability. 2,000 fire arms have been seized by prohibited persons in california. today we met a first time gun buyer. >> responsibility of the owners and their mental health is a huge concern. >> reporter: do you have a gun? >> no. >> reporter: she says she supports the president wanting to improve mental health resources and create stricter gun laws. >> it is scary out there. >> t
was pronounced dead at the scene. no suspects in custody yet. >>> in connecticut today, families buried four more victims. family came to honor daniel barden who wanted to be a firefighter someday. they also said goodbye to caroline and charlotte. officials say some wounds will never heal. >> the teachers and the parents have been telling me they can never reenter that school, that it would just be beyond them to do it. one teacher said i will quit teaching before i go back in that building. >> vicki soto is credited with saving the lives of several kids before being gunned down. she was also buried today. the 47-year-old is also being credited as a hero. >>> and as those funerals were being held, president obama moved ahead with his promise to address gun violence. he put vice president joe bidden in charge of a government-wide effort. the president is calling for "real action right now." >> there's no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. we're going to need to work on making access to mental healthcare, at least as easy as access to a gun. we're go
in connecticut or the buy back program. we understand that more guns today were turned in. on this table are military rifles, hunting rifles. these were once in the hands of people in the streets of oakland but now they are not. >> i mean, i have fixed mealings. on one hand, we are all devastated not only about sandy hook and that one incident of -- incidence of violence but violence in oakland is den stating. >> reporter: recently an additional 91 guns were turn intoed the oakland police department as a result of the gun buy back program. people can turn in their guns in exchange for $200. no questions asked. since the program, 190 guns have been pulled into oakland pd and pulled out of the streets. >> we're not politicians. we're citizens. >> reporter: keith stephenson is responsible for funding much of the money for this program. he said he just grew tired of the violence. he's fronted more than $100,000 to front the gun byback and now he wants to see this -- buy back and now he wants to see this go statewide. >> a statewide is in effect. the calls are coming from san diego, orange co
for continuing coverage of the school shooting tragedy in newtown, connecticut. we will sign up for the breaking news alert on abc7 news.com. >>> a lawsuit has been filed by one of the hewlet packard's shareholders. last month hp wrote down the value of autonomy by $8.8 billion citing accounting mistakes. the suit says the company misrepresented the original value of the acquisition. hp says they are reviewing the claim and are not able to comment on it. >>> the fight over thomas kincaid's estate is over. they have not made the details public. the two have been battling over the artist's estate since he died last april. >> they are notifying people south of market that a sex offender has moved into the market. david simons is a violent registered sex offender. he talked with worried residents tonight. >>> there is a flier in every mailbox on mission street alerting the registered sex offender. the manager is uneasy. >> i don't really like it, but we are going to give it a try and see what happens. >> simons was just released from prison after serving 24 years. convicted of violent sex crimes aga
: it is a promise and says it's divergence for this president. before the connecticut school shooting he was usually generally neutral about anything related to the second amendment. today he not only called for action, he even gave a deadline for results and he wants some answers by january. >> we may never know all the reasons why this tragedy happened. we do know that every day since, more americans have died of gun violence. >> reporter: five days after the sandy hook shooting in newtown, president obama says our country needs more than gun control. we need a solution to stop the violence. that's why he is creating a new interagency task force led by vice president joe biden. >> this is not some washington commission. this is not something where folks are going to be studying the issue for six months and publishing a report that gets read and then pushed aside. this is a team that has a very specific task to pull together real reforms right now. >> reporter: much of the political focus so far has been on gun legislation. >> we have failed our children. >> reporter: today, senator barbara boxer i
. >> as president, bows new action on gun control, we look at the end violence from newtown, connecticut to the streets of chicago, were nearly 500 people have been murdered this year. we will speak with goldie taylor. both her dad and brother were murdered. for years he owned a gun. on monday, she give it up. rhonda lee has been fired for defending her short, natural hairstyle on facebook. to the bribery aisle. how walmart got its way in mexico. >> and mexico, and a lever to tell a bribery and one of the world's largest corporations -- walmart. >> an ever imagined i was opposing such a super power. >> in april, the new york times revealed how wal-mart's leaders hushed up evidence of widespread bribery by the largest foreign subsidiary. now the times examines the relentless campaign of bribes behind wal-mart's most controversial store in mexico, in the data supermarket built in the shadow of a revered cultural landmark, the ancient pyramids of teotihuacÁn. >> one in five walmart stores are in mexico. walmart is mexico's largest private employer. we will speak with pulitzer prize winning
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